December 24, 2004

CHRISTMAS EVE

I was awake for over an hour before I realized it was Christmas Eve. I guess that's what happens when you're 27 and alone. Christmas will be fine this year though; several friends are still in town, so they're coming to my house. I have a tree and everything. And Mom sent me three boxes of gifts, so I've even got presents under the tree.

I can't help but think of Christmases past though. Like the year I got the Barbie RV; I saw it and thought I was still sleeping. The year my father built me a dollhouse, and my parents stayed up all night wallpapering it. The year I asked why Santa's handwriting looked an awful lot like Mom's. The year I finally got to sleep with my grandma (my brother always got to sleep with her): she kept me awake all night with her snoring, and I was panicked that Santa wouldn't come unless I was asleep. The dorky Christmas video we made for our grandparents that we still show to embarrass each other in front of spouses and girlfriends. The Christmas two years ago when the movers came to pick up our household goods to move us to Germany.

Or my favorite Christmas memory of all: the year we got a Nintendo. My brother opened the wrapping paper, and I'll never forget the magic in his voice as he exclaimed, "There must be a Santa Claus because Mom and Dad would never buy us a Nintendo!"

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1 I remember getting two Nancy Drew's each year, and reading one before the end of the day ;-) I hope you and your husband each have Merry and safe Christmases away from family. Thanks for your service! Barb

Posted by: Barb at December 24, 2004 12:22 PM (g9qHI)

2 Merry Chrstimas!!! Here's to knowing the next one will be so much better!!

Posted by: Beth at December 24, 2004 02:53 PM (fiI4q)

3 Remember it is just another day closer to when husband's come home. See you soon.

Posted by: jenn at December 24, 2004 04:56 PM (2lfNX)

4 You know, you are really cool. I wasn't near that cool at 27. Merry Christmas and God bless you and your family.

Posted by: Rightwingsparkle at December 24, 2004 05:11 PM (qiDkw)

5 Guess what your brother Brian got the family for Christmas? "CHRISTMAS VACATION"!!!! Wish you could watch it with us. I remember watching that with you kids on Christmas Eve when you were little and we would all just die laughing! I think we have some pretty good Christmas memories in our family! Looking forward to a whole lot more!! Love you, Mama

Posted by: Nancy at December 24, 2004 11:00 PM (YuW6k)

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